Mentoring Sessions

Want some one-on-one feedback on your songs?

Have a question about the music industry, or need some guidance on how to achieve your songwriting goals?


Utilize your mentoring credits to meet one-on-one with one of our mentors and get those questions answered!

Each session lasts 45 minutes and your membership includes two mentor session credits per membership year.

You may send in up to three songs to review with a mentor for each session. Mentors are currently available to meet via either Zoom or phone call. 

For questions or to schedule your session, call the NSAI office at 615-256-3354.



Rebekah Powell Specializes in Song Feedback, Authenticity and Confidence-Building, Developing Your Unique Artistic "Voice"

Rebekah Powell is a #1 award-winning songwriter, certified master life coach, and founder of Heartsongs Music. 

After growing up in Nashville in a family of award-winning songwriters, she began her music career at the age of 16 when she became the youngest person at the time to ever perform for Congress to advocate for songwriters’ rights with NSAI.  She has gone on to work with celebrated artists and producers such as Zooey Deschanel (of She & Him), Ward Thomas, James Otto, Sarah Darling, TyDi, Alice on the Roof, and many others. She has over 50 cuts on major, best-selling, and critically-acclaimed albums in several genres and received a #1 Award for her 10-song contribution to Ward Thomas’s chart-topping record Cartwheels, the first country album to ever reach #1 in the UK. 

As a songwriter and life coach, she explores the power of storytelling to unlock deep presence and authentic self-expression. Over the last decade plus, she has hosted workshops on creativity, mentored writers and artists, and co-facilitated quarterly team-building keynotes on the art of collaboration for a Fortune 100 company.

Craig Monday Specializes in Song Feedback and Music Publishing. Genre: Country.

Originally from Luttrell, Tennessee, Craig Monday's journey into songwriting started when he and some buddies formed a rock band and wound up needing some original songs for a show... Something they didn't have at the time. Craig decided to give it a go, wrote a song, and well, the rest is history. He started writing for country, and after moving to Nashville in 1996, he won NSAI's World's Largest Open Mic, which he said was one of the first things to boost his confidence that he could pursue songwriting. Since then, he has had cuts with Kenny Chesney, Randy Houser, Vince Gill, Diamond Rio, Amy Grant, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Jamey Johnson. 
Benita Hill Specializes in Song Feedback and The Process and Business of Songwriting. All Genres.
Singer/songwriter Benita Hill has had her songs recorded in nearly all genres of music-country, rock, pop, jazz, gospel, Broadway and musical theater. As a recording artist, she has released seven CDs of her original music ; has toured as a background singer with the Allman Brothers, J.J.Cale, Conway Twitty and many others; and is the voice of “Santa Baby” for the international Jaguar Automobiles television commercials. Her songs have been recorded by Isaac Hayes, Crystal Gayle, Grammy winner Kirk Whalum, Kevin Whalum and Take 6 and more; but she is best known as the co-writer of the number-one hit songs by Garth Brooks, “It’s Your Song” and “Two Piña Coladas”. She’s also a co-writer with Brooks of the songs “Weekend” for his platinum selling album “Gunslinger” as well as appearing on his multi-platinum selling boxed sets “The Ultimate Collection,”Triple Live “ and his latest release, FUN, which includes Hill’s “I Can Be Me With You”(co-written with Amanda Williams)

Benita’s self-produced documentary, “The Healing Power Of A Song” has been broadcast on public television and on the Blue Highways cable television network, as well as co-writing six songs for the international movie musical “Cooking For Two”, now streaming on Tubi TV. Her most recent album of original, modern torch songs called NOIR establishes her range as a timeless songwriter and artist of depth, humor and insight. And she loves the opportunity to serve as a mentor for NSAI members who wish to improve their craft and learn more about the process and business of songwriting!


All mentor sessions must take place during your membership year to be counted, so plan accordingly! Credits do not roll over from year to year.